Cajun cuisine's distinct spices stem from its attitude-laden ingredients, such as brazen pork cheek, incredulous crawfish, and sassy-fras. Give your taste buds some lip with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Cajun-inspired pizza and more at Cajun Pizza Place in San Felipe Market.
The cuisine artists at Cajun Pizza Place transform traditional ingredients into a rustic menu of Cajun-flaired pies, sandwiches, salads, and more. Homemade chicken-and-sausage gumbo comes in three sizes—8 oz., 16 oz., and 32 oz.—to accommodate moderate cravings, ravenous appetites, and completely empty 32 oz. boots ($4.35–$16.50). Specialty pizzas such as Andy's Favorite deliver heat to spice-starved tongues, with enough pepperoni, hamburger, shrimp, onion, and jalapeños to turn patrons' exhales into robust breezes capable of lighting the neighbor's grill ($10.55+). Customers can alternately opt to design their own disk, piling on ingredients such as black olives, shrimp, pineapple, and more to a 9", 12", or 14" crispy dough base ($6.45+). Sandwiches such as the fried shrimp po' boy—authentic louisiana bread doused in a “secret” sauce and stacked with lettuce and spicy fried shrimp ($8.85)—compete with pies for stomach space.
Cajun Pizza Place
Keith Dartez and Shannon Landry got the entrepreneurial itch after logging 50 combined years of experience in the pizza industry. After they decided to go into business for themselves, they soon decided they didn’t want to create a run of the mill pizza joint. They exercised their creativity, incorporating tried-and-true Cajun recipes into traditional pizzeria dishes. The fusion of flavors manifests in Cajun Pizza Place, where the duo top thin-crust pizza with Cajun staples such as shrimp, barbecue chicken, and spicy jalapenos, sided with Cajun favorites such as muffulettas and fried shrimp po-boys. The spicy kick of the hot-smoked sausages and gumbo can be cooled with seven varieties of draft beer or a hug from an icy polar bear.